Raphaela Platow




Raphaela Platow joined the Speed Art Museum on August 30, 2021 and came to the Speed from a 14-year tenure as the Alice & Harris Weston Director and Chief Curator at the Contemporary Art Center in Cincinnati, where she oversaw a number of initiatives that ultimately led to a 400% increase in attendance and a doubling of the museum’s annual operating budget. In 2016, she also drove the initiative to make admission to the museum free of charge, and in 2015 she oversaw a renovation to its Zaha Hadid-designed lobby. Prior to her work at the CAC, Platow was chief curator and acting director of the Rose Art Museum at Brandeis University, and she held positions at the Kunstforum Munich and Projektraum Berlin in her native Germany.